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Telecommunications Act: Broadband monitoring

Media Release

Issued 5 August 2005-06 / 012

Telecommunications Act: Broadband monitoring

The Commerce Commission has completed the fourth quarter of its monitoring of uptake of residential broadband services provided or supported by Telecom New Zealand Limited.

The Commission commenced its broadband monitoring following Telecom’s announcement last year that it will have no fewer than 250,000 residential broadband connections (minimum 256 kbps downstream and 128 kbps upstream) by the end of 2005, of which more than a third (approximately 83,000) will be wholesale Jetstream or bitstream products.

As at the end of June 2005, Telecom had achieved 82.4 percent of the connection target with a total of 205,927 residential broadband connections. Of this number, 30,283 were wholesale connections, representing 36.5 percent of the wholesale target.

Telecom New Zealand Residential Retail
256Kbps - 512Kbps >512Kbps Total
Quarter 3 2004 60,604 13,803 74,407
Quarter 4 2004 71,375 44,351 115,726
Quarter 1 2005 98,146 53,858 152,004
Quarter 2 2005 138,121 67,806 205,927

Telecom New Zealand Residential Wholesale
256Kbps - 512Kbps >512Kbps Total
Quarter 3 2004 36 6 42
Quarter 4 2004 7,029 50 7,079
Quarter 1 2005 15,845 2,088 17,933
Quarter 2 2005 23,037 7,246 30,283

ENDS

Commission media releases can be viewed on its web site www.comcom.govt.nz

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